Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment, Directorate of Environment Affairs | Environmentalist and Population, Health, and Environment Focal Person
Delegates at the closing ceremony of the Regional PHE Symposium 2017. Photo: Favour Studios Kampala
Worldwide, Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) is a leading force for addressing and linking issues related to conservation and health. The PHE approach acknowledges and addresses the complex connections between people, their health, and their environment. Today, integrated PHE programming has especially gained momentum in the East Africa Community region and is being applied to concerns as wide-ranging as climate change and food security, especially at the household level.
CCP | Managing Editor, Global Health: Science and Practice Journal
We’re excited to roll out some changes at Global Health: Science and Practice (GHSP), our peer-reviewed, open-access online journal published by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project at the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) with support from USAID. Updates include adding new editors to our editorial team and launching a new look and feel for our website.
Paul Mahabi, Director of Environment for Uganda’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, leads the Regional PHE Symposium 2017 delegates in signing symposium resolutions. Looking on is Mr. Telly Eugene Muramira, LVBC’s Deputy Executive Secretary for Projects and Programs.
We have begun to realize that to achieve uptake and user satisfaction, contraceptive method acceptability must be integrated into the product development cycle.
This piece was originally published by the CTI Exchange blog, Exchanges.
While contraceptive technology development rightly focuses on product safety and efficacy, we continually learn—sometimes the hard way—that acceptability factors play a major role in determining whether women or men use family planning (FP) methods over the long-term. Research on method acceptability is both complex and nuanced since members of the study population – current or potential contraceptive users – bring unique life situations, country context, product preferences and tolerance levels to the discussion. Recently, the CTI Exchange invited several thought leaders to share their insights on this important topic in a recently completed blog series.
Sixteen-year-old Aisha Lausali (right) after delivering her first child at a hospital in Gusau, Nigeria. (Courtesy of Karen Kasmauski/MCHIP)
Thirteen million adolescents will give birth this year. And their challenges won’t end with delivery – these first-time and young parents (FT/YP) face unique risks that we must meet to help end preventable child and maternal deaths in a generation.
Here’s what we know: women under age 20 are twice as likely to die in childbirth as women over 20. Early pregnancies limit educational achievement and income-generation potential, and they increase the risk of poor health outcomes for both young mothers and their children.